Andy Cato, the other half of Groove Armanda has just announced the release of his solo album “Times and Places, to be released on April 29. According to information provided by Groove Armanda’s site, Andy has been writing this album “over the last 15 years… on the road on tour with GA, from Airport Lounges / Hotel Rooms / Planes / Trains and an array of tour buses.”
José António Tenente is one of the best Portuguese fashion designers. He has been around for 24 years doing clothes, accessories and wondeful outfits for both theatre plays and dance shows. In the last quarter of 2010 MUDE (the Lisbon museum for fashion and design) invited him to curate an exhibition. It was up to him to select some iconic designs from the museum’s collection and display them in a exhibition. On the ground floor of this museum we were therefore able to admire some of the best dresses and outfits by some of the wold’s best fashion designers, from Balenciaga to Yamamoto, from Chanel to Vivienne Westwood. And on the 1st floor we had the opportunity to admire some of the best creations by Tenente himself. This exhibition ended on January 30 2011 and, one week after, this very same museum hosted a rather unusual fashion show where Tenente showed his Spring/Summer Collection. Guests were invited to see his creations and walk the room as if they were in an exhibition. The setting was the same as the exhibition and you could see the designs from up close and chat with Tenente himself who wandered through the room being interviewed, greeted and giving directions to the male and female models.
It was a excellent opportunity to see the work by this fashion designer who opened recently an online store (http://www.lojatenente.com/) where you can buy different items from stationary to shades, cups and dishes, shirts and a lot more signed Tenente).